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[audio]Sammlung kurzer Werke von Karl May - Karl May
LibriVox recording of Sammlung kurzer Werke von Karl May in German. Sammlung von 19 kurzen Werken von Karl May:Die beiden Kulledschi. Eine Orienterzählung aus Ägypten. Veröffentlicht in: Der Gute Kamerad. 5. Jg. Nr. 50. Berlin, Stuttgart (1891). Der blinde Bergmann. Ein Gedicht. Veröffentlicht in: Schacht und Hütte. 1. Jg. Nr. 3. Dresden (1875). Die Both Shatters. Ein Abenteuer aus dem »wilden Westen« von Karl Hohenthal (Pseudonym)...
Keywords: Librivox; Fiction; Essay/Short nonfiction; Poetry; audiobook
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[audio]'The Scrap Book (volume 1) Sampler - Various
LibriVox recording of The Scrap Book (volume 1) Sampler. Read by Bellona Times. 18 works -- two non-fic articles & one short fiction or poetry each -- from issues March, April, May, June, July, & August 1906 of The Scrap Book, Volume 1, edited by Frank Munsey. As he states in the editorial of the April 1906 issue (Vol 1, Iss 2) this was a sort of supplement to the editor's popular monthly, Munsey's Magazine...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; History; Essay/Short nonfiction
Downloads: 4,005
[audio]Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners - Theodore Dreiser
LibriVox recording of Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners, by Theodore Dreiser. Read by Chuck Williamson. Serialized in Shadowland from November 1921 to February 1922, Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners is Theodore Dreiser's shocking four part expose on the motion picture industry. In it, he shares his observations from his extended stay in Los Angeles, and gives us an intimate look at the seedier underside of Hollywood...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; essay/short nonfiction; memoirs
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[audio]Three Essays on Religion - John Stuart Mill
LibriVox recording of Three Essays on Religion, by John Stuart Mill. The Three Essays on Religion were written at different times during Mill's life, and only published after his death. The first two, 'Nature' and 'The Utility of Religion' date from the 1850s - the period between the publication of 'The Principles of Political Economy' and 'On Liberty'. The third longer essay, 'Theism' was written between 1868 and 1870...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; advice; essay/short nonfiction; religion
Downloads: 9,490
[audio]Fathers of Biology - Charles McRae
LibriVox recording of Fathers of Biology, by Charles McRae. An account given of the lives of five great naturalists (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, Vesalius and Harvey) will not be found devoid of interest. The work of each one of them marked a definite advance in the science of Biology. There is often among students of anatomy and physiology a tendency to imagine that the facts with which they are now being made familiar have all been established by recent observation and experiment...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Biography, Essay/Short nonfiction, History, Nature, Science
Downloads: 12,168
[audio]Mark Twain’s Journal Writings, Volume 1 - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of Mark Twain’s Journal Writings, Volume 1 by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. This collection of essays by Mark Twain are a good example of not only how prolific he was but also how he became a consummate marketer of his works. Many of his essays appeared alone, in magazines or newspapers, before being printed as chapters of his larger works while others were taken from larger works and reprinted in collections of essays...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; humor; essay-short-nonfiction; short-stories
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[audio]Mark Twain's Journal Writings, Volume 3 - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of Mark Twain's Journal Writings, Volume 3. Read by John Greenman. This third volume of Mark Twain's journal writings continues on eclectic and varied path established by the first two volumes. Included in this collection are works that appeared by themselves in magazines during Twain's lifetime, as well as essays taken by editors and Twain himself from Twain's larger works, and re-published in collections of his stories...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; humor; essay-short-nonfiction; short-stories
Downloads: 1,707
[audio]Kepler - Walter W. Bryant
LibriVox recording of Kepler, by Walter W. Bryant. Read by Bill Boerst. This biography of Johannes Kepler begins with an account of what the world of astronomy was like before his time, then proceeds to a look at his early years. Two chapters deal with his working relationship with Tycho Brahe. These are followed by a look at Kepler's laws and his last years. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please g...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; biography; essay-short-nonfiction; history; science
Downloads: 6,551
[audio]De Profundis - Oscar Wilde
LibriVox recording of De Profundis by Oscar Wilde. Read by AdamH. This is a letter written from prison in 1897 by Oscar Wilde to Lord Alfred Douglas, in which he recounts how he came to be in prison and charts his spiritual development. (summary by AdamH) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; religion; essay/short nonfiction; history; memoirs; philosophy
Downloads: 8,302
[audio]Mince Pie - Christopher Morley
LibriVox recording of Mince Pie, by Christopher Morley. Mince Pie is a compilation of humorous sketches, poetry, and essays written by Christopher Morley. Morley sets the tone in the preface: "If one asks what excuse there can be for prolonging the existence of these trifles, my answer is that there is no excuse. But a copy on the bedside shelf may possibly pave the way to easy slumber. Only a mind "debauched by learning" (in Doctor Johnson's phrase) will scrutinize them too anxiously." (Summary...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; essay/short nonfiction; humor; poetry
Downloads: 1,223
[audio]Industrial Conspiracies - Clarence Darrow
LibriVox recording of Industrial Conspiracies, by Clarence Darrow. Read by Richard Kilmer. Publisher's Note.—This address was delivered shortly after Mr. Darrow's triumphant acquittal on a charge growing out of his defense of the McNamaras at Los Angeles, California. The man, the subject and the occasion makes it one of the greatest speeches of our time. It is the hope of the publishers that this message of Mr...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; advice; essay/short nonfiction; politics
Downloads: 5,952
[audio]The Early History of the Airplane - Wright, Orville and Wilbur
LibriVox recording of The Early History of the Airplane, by Orville and Wilbur Wright. Read by Availle. The Brothers Orville (1871 - 1948) and Wilbur (1867 – 1912) Wright made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, on 17th December 1903. They were not the first to build and fly aircraft, but they invented the controls that were necessary for a pilot to steer the aircraft, which made fixed wing powered flight possible...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; essay/short nonfiction; history; short stories
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[audio]The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment - Elizabeth Celnart
LibriVox recording of The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment, by Elizabeth Celnart. A mid-nineteenth century book of etiquette. (Summary by Libby Gohn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; advice; essay/short nonfiction; instruction
Downloads: 1,385
[audio]Mark Twain’s Journal Writings, Volume 2 - Mark Twain
LibriVox recording of Mark Twain’s Journal Writings, Volume 2. Read by John Greenman. This second collection of essays by Mark Twain is a good example of the diversity of subject matter about which he wrote. As with the essays in Volume 1, many first appeared alone, in magazines or newspapers, before being printed as chapters of his larger works, while others were taken from larger works and reprinted in collections of essays...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; humor; essay-short-nonfiction; short-stories
Downloads: 4,492
[audio]Irish Wit and Humor - Anonymous
LibriVox recording of Irish Wit and Humor, by Anonymous. Read by James E. Carson. Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th century Ireland. For some these may be poignant in addition to being humorous and for others they may be humorous in addition to being poignant. ( Summary by JCarson ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other format...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; comedy; essay/short nonfiction; humor
Downloads: 12,712
[audio]Anarchy - Errico Malatesta
LibriVox recording of Anarchy, by Errico Malatesta. Read by Anna Simon. Anarchy explained by the anarchist Errico Malatesta. (Summary by Vineshen Pillay) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; anarchism; anarchist; essay-short-nonfiction; politics
Downloads: 13,428
[audio]1903 Collection - Various
LibriVox recording of the 1903 Collection. Read by Bellona Times. This is what people were reading in 1903, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles. (Summary by BellonaTimes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; essay-short-nonfiction; short-stories; humor; romance; reality; history
Downloads: 3,758
[audio]Zorra Boys at Home and Abroad, or, How to Succeed - William Alexander MacKay
LibriVox recording of Zorra Boys at Home and Abroad, or, How to Succeed by William Alexander MacKay. By Zorra, in the following sketches, is meant a little district in Oxford county, Ontario, some ten miles square, composed of part of East and part of West Zorra, and containing a population of about fourteen hundred. It was settled about the year 1830, chiefly by Highlanders from Sutherlandshire, Scotland...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; advice; biography; essay/short nonfiction; history; instruction; memoirs; religion; teen/young adult; travel
Downloads: 2,005
[audio]Catholic and Anti-Catholic History - Various
LibriVox recording of Catholic and Anti-Catholic History, by Various. Read by Janet Baker. G.K. Chesterton and James Walsh join Hilaire Belloc in an energetic rollout of the means by which history becomes propaganda, to the damage, not only to truth, but to the human soul. (Summary by Jan Baker) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Religion; Politics; Economics/Political Economy; Essay/Short nonfiction; Philosophy
Downloads: 4,656
[audio]The Book of Life - Upton Sinclair
LibriVox recording of The Book of Life by Upton Sinclair. Read by Rom Maczka. Faith and reason, love and virtue, morality and mortality! In these two short volumes the famous novelist, essayist, and playwright, Upton Sinclair, confided his most prized worldly wisdom for generations to come. His kind and witty personal advice both provokes and enlightens page by page. (Summary by Rom Maczka) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; Advice; essay/short nonfiction; instruction; philosophy; psychology; religion
Downloads: 24,491
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